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Old 08-30-2014, 04:49 PM   #1
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I have the chance to buy to beautiful airheads

Hello, as stated in the title, I have a chance to own a stunning 75 r90s that has been restored. Comes with fairing, bags and original seat. Also, an r75s with 900 jugs. I don't know much more about the r75. All I have are these pictures.





Alright, now the question, what to offer? I really want the bikes, but I have no idea of the value of them. I don't want to give him a stupid low ball offer. He knows what he has. Every machine he owns that I've seen is like new. He's got some rare cars like a real 65 Cobra, 65 GT350, and a rare Austin Healy with a tilting windshield. I have no doubt that these bikes are too. Owner stated that he feels he's too old to ride anymore.

Thanks for any advice.
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Old 08-30-2014, 06:24 PM   #2
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Offer $10K for both.
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Old 08-30-2014, 06:30 PM   #3
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If you want to own them???

Ask the simple question???

Sir, What would you like for them both or each if separate?

You might get and overall better asking price if you can afford to purchase both.

If he doesn't respond... then offer what you can afford.

Talk straight.

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Old 08-30-2014, 06:35 PM   #4
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Old 08-30-2014, 06:39 PM   #5
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Offer $10K for both.
I'd call that low. Particularly because we are talking R90S, and like it or not, prices for that model are climbing fast.
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Old 08-30-2014, 06:45 PM   #6
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I've been looking for a seat and the seat on the r75 is amazing. 300 for the seat?
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Old 08-30-2014, 06:54 PM   #7
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Nice

I would pass on the R90S, not very collectible.

Pass the number on to me
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Old 08-30-2014, 07:41 PM   #8
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Yep .. the asking prices of R90S's are rising fast ... but you have to look at the selling price .

I think 10k for the pair is a bargain ... good luck with that
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Old 08-30-2014, 08:25 PM   #9
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The guy has any brains he will laugh at him or punch him and then kick him out if he offers 10K for both...
If the guy knows what he is doing and the bikes are as described he won't take less than $15K. And I wouldn't be surprised if he wants more. Please let us know how it all washes out.
Update... :)
After looking at these closer $15 might be too much, but 10 won't get them unless he just wants to unload them.

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Yep .. the asking prices of R90S's are rising fast ... but you have to look at the selling price .

I think 10k for the pair is a bargain ... good luck with that
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Old 08-30-2014, 09:05 PM   #10
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Agree with Darmahman - the 90S alone is worth $12-15. The other is probably about $4K at least.

I like gertiektn's approach. He just might give you the deal of a lifetime.

A lot of times it's like giving away a pet with a pedigree - it's more about sending it to a good home than the money. And if you're lucky, he'll feel that you're a good choice.

Bullshit him and he'll tell you to fuck off and wouldn't sell for any price.
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Old 08-30-2014, 09:19 PM   #11
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Both machines are not even close to being original/collectible, just offer what they are of value to you as nice ridable bikes,
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Old 08-30-2014, 09:37 PM   #12
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A visit would be helpful.

Why even talk price until you go see them? You need to see what the reason is the fairing is not installed and the condition of it as well as the original seat.
Plus if you are interested you must take them for a ride.
I believe it isn't what they tell you about the bike, so much as what they don't tell you...
Ask lots of questions. Don't ask me how i know this...
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Old 08-30-2014, 10:07 PM   #13
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Bikes are a good ride away in Houston. If I load up my trailer and go there, they're coming home with me.

The asking price for the R90S is 9k. The R75 asking price is 6k.

Some quick searches tell me that 9k is a good deal on the R90S. I've seen some sell for much higher.

Thank you for all the replies and wisdom.
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Old 08-31-2014, 06:39 AM   #14
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I don't think $9k is out of line on the 90S, especially if he has the original seat (and center stand?).

The 75 looks cool, but $6k seems high. It looks to be a 1974 model with some mods.
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Old 08-31-2014, 06:48 AM   #15
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R75...it is a Slash 6... seems high at $4k...though it DOES have the hard-to-find double disc at the front. The seat is a Corbin aftermarket, you either like it or not, but it does take away from the "original". The 75/6 is definitely not on any rare or endangered list!

However, as a package, $15 is pretty good, if they suss out as well as they sound. Make him an offer!

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